The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and
Educational Center, located at 1021 W. Cherry St. in Piggott, Arkansas, is an off campus
institution of Arkansas State
University designed to contribute to the regional, national and global understanding of
the 1920s and 1930s by focusing on the internationally connected Pfeiffer family of
Piggott, Arkansas, and their son-in-law, Ernest Hemingway. The properties of the museum
associated with Hemingway include a barn studio and the family home of his second wife,
Pauline Pfeiffer. Her parents, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, were prominent citizens of
Northeast Arkansas and owned more that 60,000 acres of land.
During the 1930s the barn was converted
to a studio to give Hemingway privacy for writing while visiting Piggott. Portions of one of his most famous novels, A
Farewell to Arms, and several short stories were written in this studio.
home and the barn studio
were named to the National Historic Register in 1982.
The properties have been renovated, focusing on the 1930s era. Areas of emphasis for Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum
and Educational Center include literature of the period, 1930s world events, agriculture
and family lifestyles, family relationships and development of Northeast Arkansas during
the Depression and New Deal eras.
Arkansas State University's
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, located approximately 60 miles north of
ASU's main campus, also serves as the Visitors' Center for the northern terminus of Crowley's Ridge
Parkway, designed in June 1998 as Arkansas's first national scenic byway. Regular visitors' hours are from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m., with the last tour
beginning at 3:00, Monday thru Friday, and tours on the hour
at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. on Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
For further information, E-mail:
Coordinator, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ruth Hawkins, Director, Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, Arkansas State
Sanders, Assistant Director Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational
Mission Statement: The mission of
HPMEC is to contribute to the regional, national and global understanding
of the 1920s and 1930s eras by focusing on the internationally connected
Pfeiffer family, of Piggott, Arkansas, and their son-in-law Ernest
Hemingway. This includes drawing on Hemingway's influence as a noted
American author to foster interest in literature and promote excellence in
the art of writing.